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HER Number:MDV26975
Name:Parallel reaves around Whittaburrow

Summary

A block of parallel reaves follow the axis of the Rippon Tor system running across Whittaburrow into Blackslade Newtake.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 733 754
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling remains of a Bronze Age coaxial field system around Pil Tor with remains of reaves, enclosures, hut circle settlements including Foales Arrishes, continuing south onto Blackslade Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/116/4
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARALLEL REAVE SYSTEM (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1317 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Gawne, E. + Somers Cockes, J. V., 1968, Parallel Reaves of Dartmoor, 287 (Article in Serial). SDV345858.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, vol v 1046. (Report - Survey). SDV337078.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP, Recorded on map overlay. (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Parallel reave system with elements of fossilisation at SX73187520 and at SX73507535. There are rectangular fields at SX73477510 and fragments of old banks, apparently not directly related to the parallel reave system at SX73407531.


Middleton, R., 1998, Annotated map of the area around Wittaburrow (Plan - sketch). SDV290971.

Elements of this system are still visible on the ground.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Visible on aerial photography.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 16-17, 55, figure 11 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

A block of parallel reaves follow the axis of the Rippon Tor system running across Whittaburrow into Blackslade Newtake. Condition is stable.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1317.
SDV290971Plan - sketch: Middleton, R.. 1998. Annotated map of the area around Wittaburrow. Digital.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic. Recorded on map overlay..
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. vol v 1046..
SDV345858Article in Serial: Gawne, E. + Somers Cockes, J. V.. 1968. Parallel Reaves of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 100. A5 Hardback. 287.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 16-17, 55, figure 11.

Associated Monuments

MDV7468Related to: Blackslade Longhouse (Building)
MDV7437Related to: Cairn and Cist on Blackslade Down (Monument)
MDV7537Related to: Cairn south of Wittaburrow (Monument)
MDV113255Related to: Drift lane south-east of Tunhill Rocks (Monument)
MDV113256Related to: Field east of Tunhill Rocks settlement (Monument)
MDV43230Related to: Field system on the west slope of Blackslade Down near Tunhill Rocks (Monument)
MDV43228Related to: Hut circle within enclosure on the east side of Tunhill Rocks (Monument)
MDV113271Related to: Leat south of Pil Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 12 2019 11:00AM